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Fall Country Wedding Ideas

Updated: Feb 15

One of the most popular themes I have encountered as a photographer in the Midwest is fall country/ rustic weddings. I remember the first time I got hired to shoot a wedding in a barn in Kansas and I was so amazed at how beautifully a typical farm could be transformed for a wedding.

So if you are thinking of having a wedding in the fall and are looking for some decoration inspiration, this post is for you! Take a look at the following decoration items that Domingo + Kelcie Sanchez had during their wedding on October 30th, 2021 at Hidden Valley Downs in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Outdoor Ceremony

Fall is possibly one of the most beautiful seasons there is, so it’s no wonder that it’s the most popular season to get married in the midwest! I have noticed a trend of the most popular dates in a year being in October, which makes sense because it’s warm enough to have an outdoor ceremony without feeling suffocating heat. Not to mention all the pretty colors in the trees, it makes for the perfect backdrop for any ceremony.

Unity Sand Ceremony

Traditionally, couples would signify their union with unity candles. Nowadays, there are so many different options for showing their new life in a union and a sand ceremony has been very popular. It blends sands from both sides, and it was very appropriate for their intimate outdoor ceremony.

Sola Wood Flowers

I’ve seen a trend rising with these wood flowers. They are more inexpensive than natural flowers and look just as beautiful. Can you believe that Kelcie made her own bouquet as well as the other floral decorations?? With the help of her support group, of course. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, that they don’t fade like natural flowers, so you can keep them for longer!

Corsages Over Bouquets

Kelcie’s bridesmaids all wore corsages on their wrists instead of holding bouquets and I thought that was absolutely genius! Bouquets can get very expensive and most of the time only get used for photos. Having the corsages gave the bridesmaids something beautiful to wear the entire day, and because they were made with Sola Wood Flowers, they became a forever keepsake of the special day.

Hobby Lobby + Pinterest = BFFs

“Honestly I was SO lost on what I wanted for wedding decor. Pinterest to the rescue though! Our theme was all things fall. My mom and I made the arch flowers from leaves and fall colored wildflowers from Hobby Lobby. We also used pumpkins, mums, leaves and wheat as a lot of the decor.”- Kelcie Sanchez


These are always a must because they serve a dual purpose! They can be used as both decorations and information for guests. There are many options for wedding signages, but you can go very minimal with the sign itself and then add some additional themed decor to make sure it’s simple and yet beautiful.

Pumpkin Decor

There are very few things that we can look at and immediately think “FALL.” One is definitely pumpkins! Even though pumpkins are generally super recognizable, there are so many different sizes and colors, you can paint them, you can have fake ones, real ones, metal ones, gold ones, etc. They could literally be everywhere and still make everything look pretty.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Cake

Cakes are definitely one of my favorite parts to any wedding, not just because it’s absolutely delicious, but because there are so many options to either fit it in with your theme or show off your personality. In this case, Domingo + Kelcie opted for a cake that resembled a tree trunk with their names carved into it. It also included a heart topper made out of tiny fall leaves. It was the perfect way to tie everything together.

Marquee Letters

This is another trend that I have seen a lot of recently, and it typically includes the word “LOVE” or the initials of the couple that is getting married. These are super fun for photos and serve as a cool backdrop for a romantic first dance. They are also very versatile and look good in virtually any kind of space!

Chandeliers + String Lights EVERYWHERE

Chandeliers are a must have if you are having a country wedding in a barn or a farm! They add that last touch of elegance that your wedding needs to look perfect. Most country type venues already have built-in chandeliers, but if not, string lights are a great way to add a bit more magic to your reception (or even ceremony if you’re having it inside.)

Which one of these ideas are you going to try at your country wedding?? Let us know in the comments!

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